Volume 23, No. 07 - September 9, 2011

Symposium on environmental issues related to Eucalyptus culture in the southern US: Call for poster presentations and written papers

NCASI and the US Forest Service Southern Research Station have assembled a group of US-based and international experts to share data and perspectives in the Symposium on the Assessment and Management of Environmental Issues Related to Eucalyptus Culture in the Southern United States. The symposium will be held February 22-24, 2012 at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, SC.

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Global estimate of forest carbon sequestration

Yude Pan and Richard Birdsey (US Forest Service Northern Research Station) and several co-authors have published a study titled “A large and persistent carbon sink in the world’s forests” (Science 333:988-993).

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Road surface erosion models

NCASI is distributing Technical Bulletin No. 988, Comparison of Road Surface Erosion Models with Measured Road Erosion Rates. This report summarizes measurements of road erosion and runoff from nine sites across the US and uses them to test the performance of three popular road erosion models (WEPP, GRAIP, and SEDMODL2).

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Inventory of woodland caribou research

NCASI is distributing Special Report 11-02 An Inventory of Caribou Research Programs in Canada. This report was prepared by Kristin Rostad and includes an introduction by Dr. Darren Sleep of NCASI.

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NCASI comments on Southern Forest Futures Project

The Southern Forest Futures Project (SFFP) released public review drafts of Summary and Technical Reports in May 2011. NCASI has submitted detailed comments.

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Climate change and ecosystems

Dr. Craig Loehle of NCASI is the author of a recent paper titled “Criteria for assessing climate change impacts on ecosystems” published in Ecology and Evolution (doi: 10.1002/ece3.7).

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